Venous Thrombosis in Handsewn versus Coupled Venous Anastomoses in 857 Consecutive Breast Free Flaps Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Anastomosis, Surgical
  • Intraoperative Complications
  • Mammaplasty
  • Microsurgery
  • Surgical Flaps
  • Venous Thrombosis

abstract

  • The anastomotic coupler was more effective in preventing venous thrombosis than handsewn anastomoses in our series. While our study demonstrates improved patency rates using the venous coupler in breast reconstruction, we were unable to definitively separate this finding from potential confounding variables due to the low rates of thrombosis in both the groups. Our data are consistent with current literature, which suggests that the coupler is a safe and effective alternative to hand sutured anastomoses.

publication date

  • September 15, 2015

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC4787258

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1055/s-0035-1563737

PubMed ID

  • 26372685

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 178

end page

  • 82

volume

  • 32

number

  • 3